Cyclone kills 5 in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Xinhua Published: 2017-08-12 12:00:59
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At least five people were killed and 50 others injured after a cyclone swept through parts of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local government reported Saturday.

Trees are uprooted after a cyclone swept through parts of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday, August 11, 2017.  [Photo: weather.com.cn]

Trees are uprooted after a cyclone swept through parts of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday, August 11, 2017.  [Photo: weather.com.cn]

The cyclone wreaked havoc in four villages of Hexigten Banner and Ongniud Banner at 4 p.m. Friday, said the emergency response office of Chifeng City, which administers the two banners.

The casualty report was based on assessment as of 1 a.m. Saturday while the loss of properties is still being calculated.

A village house is destroyed by a cyclone that swept through parts of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday, August 11, 2017. [Photo: weather.com.cn]

A village house is destroyed by a cyclone that swept through parts of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday, August 11, 2017. [Photo: weather.com.cn]

Many houses were severely damaged, the office said.

The injured were taken to hospital while relief work is underway.

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